‘White Lion’ still king of skating
THINGS WERE “off the wall” at the One Movement Skateboard Festival, when Simon “The White Lion” Joosten stole the top spot and bragging rights on Sunday at Dover Beach Hardcourt.
The one-day invitational festival, in its eighth year, attracted competitors from both St Lucia and host country Barbados.
Despite a two-hour late start, there was hardly an empty spot around the hardcourt, as supporters and passers-by took in the action. One could readily agree that the skaters all had well-poised and controlled moves.
The rain stopped proceedings for about half-hour, but it did little to dampen the spirits of competitors as they engaged in a friendly game of five-on-five football while waiting for the ramp to dry out before continuing. (RA)
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